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RapidRiver

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  1. Personally, I always thought too much is made of the process of dubbing. It does require practice though. For me the hardest part was estimating how long of a dubbing noodle to make. Just take some hooks and experiment with just dubbing bodies to get the hang of it and see what works for you.
  2. I've always been a big fan of soft hackles. I think they're coming back to the collective consciousness especially with the Tenkara (ugh) movement. Yvon Chouinard wrote an article last month about using them exclusively for a year. My suspicions are that it's more or less a thinly veiled shill for Tenkara products, but still interesting nonetheless. http://www.flyfisherman.com/fly-tying/yvon-chouinard-lessons-from-a-simple-fly/
  3. Size 22 zebra midge and 22 green rock worm as a dropper or vice versa have worked well for me in ME and NH.
  4. On my way up to camp Friday night I stopped in at Cabelas to put together a kit to have up there. Dropped 80 bucks on a deluxe kit and a box of materials. The kit isn't top quality, but it's perfect to start with. I was impressed by the box of materials, though it doesn't come with elk or buck hair. When I got to camp, I lit my lanterns, cracked some beers and churned out a dozen flies I knew I"d need the next morning. Tools http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Deluxe-Tool-Kit-with-Case/732320.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Ddeluxe%2Bfly%2Btying%2Bkit%26x%3D-805%26y%3D-51%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=deluxe+fly+tying+kit&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products Materials http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Fly-Fishing/Fly-Tying/Fly-Tying-Kits%7C/pc/104793480/c/104721480/sc/104340780/i/103883580/Cabelas-Material-Kit/711028.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Ffishing-fly-fishing-fly-tying-fly-tying-kits%2F_%2FN-1100438&WTz_l=DirectLoad%3Bcat103883580
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